99 Rainmaker? Are they any good?

99 Rainmaker? Are they any good?

Post by Yod » Tue, 13 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Are the new rainmakers any good? How hard are they to clean, field
strip, and how durable/reliable are they? How do they stand up
compared to a typhoon?
 
 
 

99 Rainmaker? Are they any good?

Post by Ravi Chop » Tue, 13 Apr 1999 04:00:00

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>Are the new rainmakers any good? How hard are they to clean, field
>strip, and how durable/reliable are they? How do they stand up
>compared to a typhoon?

I've received one for review, but haven't had the chance to really a full
picture yet. So far, I can answer this much:
1) Very easy to strip and clean - the upper top pulls off easily with no
tools and the bolt lifts out. You need the 'gun gassed up to do this. The
only problem is that the peg that holds the bolt is in the way of the
breech and will make it difficult to use a pull through squeeie.

2) It actually seems pretty sturdily built. The only shaky bit is the fact
that the electrically operated 3-way valve at the front of the 'gun is
zip-tied to the ram. That's just strange. I'm looking for a better way to
hold it in place.

3) It really hasn't been out long enough for any long-term reports.

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-Ravi Chopra

WWW: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rchopra/index.html

 
 
 

99 Rainmaker? Are they any good?

Post by James Romin » Tue, 13 Apr 1999 04:00:00

i have the old style rainmaker and it is just awesome. i've only heard
about 1 major problem with the 99 model. the bolt in the 99 is a little
off, the o-rings don't stick out enough and you can see light all the
way around the bolt. BE has addressed the problem and are currently
working on a fix. they say it still shoots fine though.
i think all my info is correct in this, you can double check it at
http://eastern-design.com/cgi-bin/rainmaker.cgi
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